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Cornwall College St Austell Tregonissey Road St Austell Cornwall PL25 4Dj
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Cornwall College St Austell

We offer one of the widest ranges of vocational courses from Acting to Visual Art to Catering and Construction, with all subject areas located in dedicated learning environments, giving you focused quality training with industry led programmes to deliver key skills. 

At Cornwall College St Austell our specialist courses will give you the right environment to explore, discover and progress.  Whether you are interested in catering, hairdressing, construction or media; our highly practical courses are designed to allow you to grow in confidence and ability, giving you the chance to progress to University study or employment. 

As well as full-time courses, we also offer apprenticeships across a wide range of subjects and we also provide professional qualifications for people looking to enhance their career prospects and aspirations. 

Please notify us in advance if you are unable to attend college via our Absence Form

  Featured Courses

Construction Multi-Skills Level 1

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell

If you’re not sure of what you want to do but think it might be in construction, then this is the starter course for you. The course has been designed to give you time to try three different trade areas, Carpentry, Bricklaying and Plumbing. You will also develop your confidence, team skills, maths, communication, Health & Safety and employability skills. We will also revisit British values, Equality & Diversity, and Prevent. Extra-curricular activities will be organised to ensure we have fun along the way. In carpentry you will learn how to handle tools safely and construct Halving joints, Housing joints and framing joints. In bricklaying you will learn how to set out for brick and block walls, tiling, and concreting In plumbing you will learn how to bend and join copper pipe, plastic pipe and steal pipe using a variety of jointing methods. Your course will be supported by Math and English to ensure you are not only employable but meet the criteria to embark on your next course. You will also engage with a work experience programme to show you are ready for the workplace or identify any training required to ensure you understand the requirements of the workplace. You will develop your use and knowledge of a variety of tools and how to maintain them. Your time keeping and work ethic will be monitored from day one and should you need additional support this will be provided. This Level 1 course is all about introducing you to the construction industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced trade professionals and instructors, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Nail Services Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell

A progression route for Level 2 Nail Technicians. This course is a follow-on from Level 2 in Nail Services and provides a higher level of skills necessary for employment in specialist nail bars and beauty salons If you are already qualified to a level 2 standard and you are looking to upgrade your qualification, this course will help you to progress in your career as a Nail Technician. Not only do you develop your existing skills, but you will also train in nail art, acrylic, gel and fibreglass nails. It is ideal if you want to be up to date with the very latest nail art procedures; and is a suitable qualification for those looking to set up their own business or offer additional services within their salon. You will be expected to attend College for two/three days a week and will be required to work to high professional standards. You will train in one of our industry standard nail bar, work in a realistic environment and use the latest equipment, machinery and products within the industry. When you are confident enough and have practiced the techniques to a level 3 standard, you will be able to provide services to paying customers. You are also required to complete course work and research in your own time towards completion of this qualification.

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Diploma in Engineering Technologies

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell

Engineering shapes the world around us, from the machines at the heart of industry to the electronic devices we use at home – engineering is the future. There’s no better place to start your career in this exciting industry than here at Cornwall College. This course is all about mastering the essential skills that you’ll need during your engineering career, giving you experience with the very latest technology that is used within the industry. The focus is on developing your knowledge application, experimental and practical engineering techniques. Whilst preparing you to professionally present your findings and demonstrate these essential skills. You will be using cutting edge technology such as virtual welding equipment; practising with the latest high spec. equipment such as welding machines commonly used by coded and specialist welders and wiring electrical panels donated by local employer, containing the latest control and automation components – experiences that prepare you for employment locally, regionally and beyond. The Level 2 course is the perfect opportunity to discover the area of engineering you would like to specialise in, with tutors who will guide you through all of the potential opportunities. At Cornwall College we have enthusiastic and highly skilled engineering tutors who are fully committed to helping you develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to becoming a fully qualified engineer. Successful completion of this course provides you with essential skills to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Technology course or the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Engineering.

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Technical Certificate in Hairdressing

Level 2 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell

The Level 2 Technical Certificate is a fast-paced course which requires focus and self-motivation. This practical based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the hairdressing industry or for further specialist study. The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing aims to provide you with a range of essential and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the hairdressing Industry. The skills include carrying out services such as; shampooing, conditioning, styling, dressing and setting hair, cutting and colouring. The college’s commercial salon enables you to build skills and techniques while in a real working environment, embedding the science and theory needed to enable you to achieve this qualification. In the practical workshops you will observe, learn and practice all skillS leading to achievement of your practical synoptic exam The content of the course is enhanced with specialist workshops, bespoke training and guest speakers. With the addition of work experience this course will enable you to develop and progress and a hairdresser.

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The Space

Cornwall College St Austell student zone called The Space - wide shot of whole room

At our St Austell campus we have a brand new student social area, The Space.

Fully furnished with lounge seating, a chill-out room to watch DVDs, a pool table, dart board, and multiple video game consoles – it is a great place to spend time with friends in between lessons.

All design decisions were driven by our learner voice. This space, “The Space”, is for them.

The Bay

Students getting food in Bicton College's restaurant

The Bay cafeteria is our dedicated outlet for all learners, visitors and staff to take a break and have access to a great range of hot meals, an extensive salad bar, snacks, hot & cold drinks and refreshments. All dietary requirements are catered for by professional, friendly staff and students alike. Opening for breakfast and lunch, please come and take advantage of our competitively priced offerings.

  Subject Areas

Access to HE
Arts & Media
Business School
Children, Schools & Families
Digital Academy
Foundation Learning
GCSEs & Functional Skills
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Health & Social Care
Hospitality & Front of House
Motor Vehicle
Music & Performing Arts
Social Care & Health
Travel & Tourism


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Cornwall College St Austell Courses and Careers Advice Event

Cornwall College St Austell Courses and Careers Advice Event

26 November 2020, 17:00-19:00

Twilight Taster Evening at Cornwall College St Austell

Twilight Taster Evening at Cornwall College St Austell

19 January 2021, 17:00-19:00


Minister in “very positive” meeting on new college build

Minister in “very positive” meeting on new college build

16th October 2020

Cornish skateboarding documentary makes film comp podium

Cornish skateboarding documentary makes film comp podium

12th August 2020

Future careers take centre stage at virtual college open day

Future careers take centre stage at virtual college open day

6th July 2020

Cornwall College St Austell is hosting a second virtual open day for all 16-18 school leavers on Thursday 23rd July 5-7pm.

College joins forces with local GPs to train

College joins forces with local GPs to train

26th June 2020

St Austell residents can now benefit from a healthy living scheme thanks to a partnership between GPs and a local college. Local residents already benefiting from a healthy living scheme can now study to become part of the future workforce.

Exciting partnership to transform care training in Cornwall

Exciting partnership to transform care training in Cornwall

5th June 2020

Cornwall Care and The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) have partnered to create a new Care Academy that will secure the quality training and development of the county’s next generation of carers.